The Wayne Stater

When good men do something

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

April 17, 2019

Filed under Opinion

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Powerful words, readers, and certainly words to live by. The quote comes from Edmund Burke, an 18th century Anglo-Irish statesmen and author,...

Madness, madness and stupidity

Jacob Stewart, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Filed under Opinion

For nearly two years, America has waited – some with hope, others drowning in fear – of what the Muller investigation would turn up, and after all this time, after all of the indictments, the country has been informed that...

The old stomping grounds

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

February 26, 2019

Filed under Opinion

It seems that the only activity left to us in these frigid times is heavy drinking, readers. The blood’s running cold and is in desperate need of fuel, and the mind could certainly use a break after these long weeks of wint...

Return of the Greek menace

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Things were looking up, readers. The sun was shining, snow was melting, and the threat of another government shutdown was thwarted. Life seemed to be moving in a positive direction. That all came to an end when I got a phone...

The frozen machine

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

February 6, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Icy winds are making it difficult to do much of anything, readers. Cabin fever thoughts are beginning to take hold, and I don’t know how much longer I can keep the madness at bay. Soon enough I’ll have started writing on the...

A nation of madness

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

January 16, 2019

Filed under Opinion

These are the times that try men’s souls.” It’s quite a line, and it was fitting when Thomas Paine wrote it in his pamphlet series, American Crisis, back in the winter of 1776. The colonies were fighting a losing war...

Is there hope for the Republic?

Jacob Stewart, Column Writer

January 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion

We’ve survived another year, readers. Yet for those of us who were watching, for those who listened, 2018 dealt one blow after another, crippling whatever sanity we might have left. Under Trump, America has been driven into...

24 hour mean streak

Jacob Stewart, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s Halloween, readers, and that’s about as much attention as I want to give this holiday. For kids it is a fine occasion to celebrate, and it was always one I enjoyed in my youth, but those days are long gone for me, and...

The art of madness

Jacob Stewart, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The weather has turned into something pleasant, and I’m not sure how to feel about it, readers. While I can’t help but enjoy the fact that we’ve had several days of sunshine, the warmth allowing us to forget about the rains...

Laughing in the face of madness

Jacob Stewart, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The last thing you want is to be coming off a bender in the middle of the week, but that’s where I’ve been at, readers. Cement in the skull and a stomach with waves more tumultuous than the hurricane twisted waters of the...

Kick in the Teeth

Jacob Stewart, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Things are looking bleak, readers. The Carolinas and Virginia are about to be body slammed by Hurricane Florence, our political system still remains lost in the chaos of the Trump Administration as we wait for Robert Muller to...

Rage against the dying of the light

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

April 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I’ve got a six pack of Dos Equis in the fridge, and believe me, readers, with the state of mind I’m in, I’ve got the urge to crack them all open here and now. Double-fisting beverages is a minor league sport compared to...